Biodiesel Quality

September 13, 2016

RSB reaccredited weeks after EU court slams certification system

BY Ron KotrbaThe European Commission recently reaccredited RSB's EU Renewable Energy Directive sustainability program. The re-recognition came just weeks after the EU Court of Auditors said the EU certification system for sustainability is not fully reliable. READ MORE

August 31, 2016

World Energy acquires 72 MMgy biodiesel plant in Mississippi

BY Ron KotrbaWorld Energy announced Aug. 31 that it has acquired Elevance Natchez Inc.'s 72 MMgy biodiesel refinery located on the Mississippi River in Natchez, Mississippi. World Energy has been supplying BQ-9000-certified biodiesel from the plant since 2013. READ MORE

August 30, 2016

Chicago Park District's biodiesel program to be showcased Sept. 8

BY Chicago Area Clean Cities The Chicago Park District will showcase its innovative biodiesel program at a Fleet Education Seminar hosted by the Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition Sept. 8. CPD uses B50 in 56 fleet vehicles and B10 to B20 biodiesel blends in nearly 200 more. READ MORE

August 18, 2016

Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance seeks qualified auditors

BY Ron KotrbaTo help keep costs down, the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance wants to develop a nationwide database of regional resources for certification candidates. The organization is requesting CVs from qualified auditors across the country to accomplish this. READ MORE

August 15, 2016

New small device tests biodiesel percentage in 60 seconds or less

BY Ron KotrbaThe new Estercheck instrument by U.K.-based Stanhope-Seta Ltd. uses micro mid-range infrared built into a handheld measurement platform. With a three-step test procedure, results are gained in less than 60 seconds with accuracy down to 0.2 percent. READ MORE

August 01, 2016

New certified reference material developed for biodiesel CP, CFPP

BY The European Commission's Joint Research Centre Scientists at the EC's Joint Research Centre have developed and produced a new certified reference material for the cold filter plugging point (CFPP) and cloud point (CP) temperatures of biodiesel, which are important parameters for biodiesel use. READ MORE

August 01, 2016

German biodiesel quality at best it's ever been

BY Ron KotrbaAGQM released its annual report on the biodiesel quality of its members for 2015. The organization stated that, for the first time in its history, all biodiesel samples analyzed were on spec and met the requirements of DIN EN 14214. READ MORE

July 13, 2016

No stabilizers pass no-harm test for bio heating oil

BY Ron KotrbaNone of the stabilizers examined in AGQM's first-round of no-harm tests for biodiesel-blended heating oil passed READ MORE

July 06, 2016

Brazil's Ubrabio, RSB partner to promote sustainable biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaThe Brazilian Biodiesel and Biojetfuel Union (Ubrabio) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials have joined forces in discussions and decision-making processes to promote sustainability in Brazil's biofuels and biomaterials production chain. READ MORE